This DIY printed burlap bottle bag is a fun way to dress up a wine bottle, flavored liquors, gourmet olive oils or flavored vinegars for holiday gift giving. You can even make your own bottle of Irish cream liquor.   It only takes a few inexpensive supplies to make these bags and you will be amazed how easily you can print on burlap on your printer. This month we are sharing over 100 handmade gift tutorials. This month I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers  to share the best homemade gift ideas.  We have over 100 tutorials so you will have the best homemade holiday ever! Don’t miss this easy sewn zippered pouch that was shared yesterday.

I love that it doesn’t take many supplies for make this bag.  Once you learn the technique you will be printing on everything.  The WonderUnder stabilizes the fabric so it can go through the printer. It does make the fabric permanently stiff. However, in this application it gives the burlap weight thus giving the bag structure.  For lighter weight fabrics that you don’t want to be stiff you can iron Freezer Paper to the back of the fabric.

Supplies for printed burlap bottle bag

1  piece of WonderUnder Fusible Interfacing at least 8 1/2″ X 14″
2 pieces of burlap at least 8 1/2″ X 14″
Sewing Machine


How to make a DIY printed burlap bottle bag

Following manufacturer directions,  iron WonderUnder to one side of the burlap. I find it easiest to cut the WonderUnder to 8 1/2″ X 14″. Leave the burlap slightly larger. Iron and then trim around the paper.


Trim to exactly 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches. It can not be larger than 8 1/2″ X 14″.


Download the “Making Spirits Bright” printable. Expand printing tray to  14 inches long. Place burlap into the paper tray. For my printer the burlap is facedown. Set paper size on printer to 8 1/2 X 14 “and print. Isn’t that amazing? It prints like butter! Think of all the things you can make!


Remove the paper backing from the burlap.


Grab your other pice of burlap.  If you want the front and back to be the same weight, iron WonderUnder to your second piece of burlap.  I didn’t find it necessary.


Place burlap right sides together and stitch with a 1/2” seam along the sides and bottom. Turn top edge of bag under and top stitch all the way around the top edge.


Pinch bottom corner to create a pleat to make the bag have enough room for the bottle.


Stitch across the corner.


Repeat on other bottom corner of the bag.


You will have the perfect pleat in the bottom of the bag.


Put in your bottle!


Tie back with twine and embellish with some greens!



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  1. I also Can’t find the Making Spirits Bright download. I bought the burlap and Wonder Under, not just need the download. Thanks so much!

  2. Hi, have today, October 12, received an email which mentions a stencil download for a wine bottle bag. Sadly am unable to find stencil. Can you please advise if still available

  3. I would love the Making Spirits Bright printable if it is still available. The project looks fun and would be a lovely way to bring a hostess gift at Christmas.

  4. thank you SKIP TO MY LOU I am so enjoying your patterns and recipes
    and many great ideas. I am having trouble downloading the pattern for
    the printable burlap bags . I am excited to try this. Could you please,
    email me the instructions? I have already joined and am receiving emails
    from you. again, thank you so much.

  5. Im in Trinidad in the Caribbean and if its the same item we call it ‘Press-On’or ‘Pellon.’ i hope this is of assistance to you.

  6. Hi
    As I am in England what other name does Wonderunder come as? Also what kind of printer do you use? I would love to learn the printing technique in the burlap bag tutorial.

  7. wonderful idea, I have burlap and not sure why I ordered it, Do you have any other burlap ideas

  8. Where do I find the “Making Spirits Bright” burlap bottle bag stencil to download? I would love to try making this bag.
    Thank you,

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